This page attempts to make clear Pinkboard's policies with
respect to any personal information collected.
Briefly, Pinkboard does not collect personal information for
any purpose except the operation of Pinkboard. Pinkboard does
not make available any personal information to any external
body (except as noted below). Pinkboard does not track individual
users (except as noted below).
||IP Address (normal logging), Browser type, referrer, user name
|All forms (Personals, Graffiti, etc.)
||IP Address matched to message submitted
||Tracing where a form was submitted from.
Pinkboard Personals, Pinkboard
||Redirecting replies to ads
||Duration of ad plus a few days.
||Detecting people submitting multiple ads. Statistics
||Identifying source of messages in case of disclosure demands
||Life of wall plus transition time (not kept once wall is archived)
|Email addresses for registered signatures
||Verifying registered signatures (Pinkboard may use these details to verify that the email address for the signature is still valid)
||While the signature is registered
|Blocked IP Addresses
||IP Addresses where link spam has originated
||Credit Card Details (see below)
||Charging membership subscriptions
||Indefinitely as part of membership records
|Email address (Check your registered email
||Sending new passwords. Pinkboard may, very occasionally,
send an email to all AO@P members.
||While membership is current.
||Validating logons. (Encrypted via one-way encoding
||While membership is current
||Collected as part of normal logging, but not used.
|Evidence of Age
||Validating a user's age for membership
||1 month then hard copies shredded and scanned images
to track sessions or your activities. Find
out about Pinkboard Cookies.
|Cookies for Graffiti
||Your current position in each Graffiti Wall.
||You don't have to do lots of scrolling. Turn this
on or off.
||Cookies are set with 6 month expiry dates.
|Email sent to Pinkboard in any official capacity
||The email message including any headers
||Long Term (years)
Pinkboard uses credit card transactions to collect memberships and subscriptions
for various sections of Pinkboard. The charges are in the name of Pinkboard,
Pinkboard does not keep credit card numbers at all. Credit Card details are passed to the credit card processing company via a secure (SSL) connection. The last 4 digits of your credit card number, the credit card type and the expiry date are kept on file.
Some details of the transaction are held by the credit card processing company, but your full credit card number is never available after the credit card transaction have been processed.
Pinkboard will not intentionally disclose any information
collected to any party whatsoever except:
- As detailed in table above.
- To a court, police or authorised body on production of
a valid subpoena or other similar legal demand. Pinkboard
operates under the jurisdiction of NSW and Australia.
- To any person whos email address has been used by another
person. The request email message must come from the affected
- In the case of repeated misuse of Pinkboard's facilities
where other methods of curbing this misuse have been tried
- Credit Card details will be passed to my credit card merchant
- Employees and volunteers who have signed a nondisclosure
agreement. Only information necessary to do their tasks
will be made available.
Pinkboard is a registered business name of Real Time Idiom Pty Ltd. Pinkboard
can be contacted via email. Other contact details
are withheld to protect my personal privacy. They are available on reasonable
Protecting Your Privacy
Here are some hints for protecting your privacy online:
- Never give your details unless you have some level of
trust in the site. Trust can be obtained by word of mouth,
by privacy policies such as this one, by checking certificates.
- Clear your surfing history after using your browser if
your browser is used by others.
- Use an anonymiser such as www.anonymizer.com
if you don't want your surfing traced.
- Spammers scan web pages looking for email addresses. I
don't think there is much that can be done about this
except campaigning to get rid of spammers. Never reply
to a spam, not even to get your name removed, as this
just confirms your email address.
- Use sensible passwords, not your boyfriend's or girlfriend's
or pet's name.
Updated: 23 May, 2004